Lantern Clock by Nicholas Coxeter


c. 1660 with later twin fusee movement
Nicholas Coxeter lantern clock

A fine mid-seventeenth century english lantern clock by the esteemed London maker Nicholas Coxeter, circa 1660, with later twin fusee movement. The high-quality 8-day twin-fusee movement makes the clock freestanding and free from chains or rope and pendulum.

The clock keeps excellent time, counting the hours by striking on the original lantern clock bell and with passing strike on the half-hours. The movement has just undergone a total overhaul to a very high standard including servicing of pinions and bushes where required. The movement has been fully cleaned and polished as can be seen in the photographs. The pendulum and movement are totally contained within the frame of the clock and the pendulum also has its original transit screw.

The frame of this clock is of standard lantern proportions and includes original cross-dolphin frets and 5 original finials. The finely engraved dial plate with tulip design and carrying the maker's signature "Nicholas Coxeter neer Gold Smiths Hall Londini fecit".

The clock having 5 3/4" square frame, 6 1/4" diameter chapter ring of 1" width. The clock stands 15" high.

Nicholas Coxeter was apprenticed to John Pennock in the Clockmakers' Company in 1638 and made a Freeman in 1647.

Nicholas Coxeter lantern clock dial detail Nicholas Coxeter with twin fusee movement Nicholas Coxeter with twin fusee movement Nicholas Coxeter lantern clock detail

Price: SOLD

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